A Debt We Cannot Repay

April 20, 2011
The tears catch the sunlight,
As they trickle down her cheek;
The mocking birds jeer at her plight,
The silence of the prairie holding tribute to many a lost life.

Eyes beholding a lover,
Who had fallen on the field;
He fought for what he believed in,
He held strong and would not yield.

In the valley where the lives were lost,
There’s now many a mourning soul;
Aside every body was then tossed,
Now the wreckage must be cleared away.

They died for us,
To give us our rights;
Now we will forever honor them,
And for life we will always fight.

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myreader said...
May 11, 2011 at 10:21 am
Hey this was awesome!! it reminds me of the song green berette(sP??)
SummerDay said...
May 9, 2011 at 1:27 pm
Eryn, good poem. I think you may have two poems because the first two stanzas are singular (he) and the last two stanzas are plural (they). It's always important to recognize the importance of the military in maintaining our fragil freedoms.
TeenLibrarian said...
May 9, 2011 at 12:05 pm
AnnaTheAmazing said...
May 9, 2011 at 10:30 am
I really like it Eryn!! Great job!!
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